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“Dinner with Jazz”

Encore Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #28 of 179 Restaurants in Bucerias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are located at #51 Lazaro Cardenas Street (cor Abasolo). Bucerias, Nayarit. It is 3 blocks north of Royal Decameron Hotel
Bucerias, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dinner with Jazz”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a wonderful evening. Great food and the Jazz sung by Armi was just delightful. A must stop for anyone visiting the area.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Evroy
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for the review. We value our customers' comments and that's how we grow our business. We hope to see you and your friends again. We'll keep doing what we're doing!
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Love this Place!”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Encore has everything I like when dining out. The setting is a beautiful garden, it's a classy white-tablecloth restaurant with excellent food and service, soft jazz in the background and a live vocal performance from the owner, Armi Grano.

I've had delicious steaks that were perfectly prepared to order and a dining companion really liked her Thai Shrimp. (I'm not a fan of rock music; this kind of place is more my style. An atmosphere for grown-ups, not kids.) I was pleased when Armi stopped at our table and chatted with us for a few minutes, a nice personal touch.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Elenamex
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for the review. Wow! We are so glad to know that our concept is catching on. It is quite unique in the Banderas Bay area. A restaurant that has a New York feel in a Mexican beach resort is something unique. We appreciate your feedback and we will strive to maintain our high quality standard in food, service and live entertainment. Please watch out for our great entertainment line up this coming winter season. Hope to see you soon.
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Jazz and Great Dinner - What could be a better treat !”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Can't say enough about this great find, just along the street to the north from the Royal Decameron Hotel. Armi Grano (from North Vancouver) is a passionate jazz artiste and puts on a great show. The restaurant is very nice at this new location and the food is excellent. Photographs of famous jazz artists adorn the walls of this sunken garden oasis where you can dine and dance in a very romantic setting. It is advisable to book a table as this is not a large venue, rather nice though as it makes for more intimacy - almost like being a private audience.
Give it a try - you deserve the best.
armi greets every customer at the door personally and again comes to every table to chat - a very nice touch indeed ! Thanks Armi - this alone makes it heartwarming and we will return next time we are back in Bucerias.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank GordonandBarbara
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for the review. With these kind of reviews, Encore should be number one! We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your visits to Encore. We will strive to to keep doing what we are doing and find areas where we can improve in the future. We appreciate all your comments and suggestions and of course your great support. We are looking forward to another great year 2012-2013.
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Bucerias, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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“Musical delight with great food.”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Armi and John serve up great foods with a wonderful side of highly talented jazz musicians entertaining the diners most nights. The steaks are wonderful -- and as an added bonus, Encore is open for breakfast - we had "Johns Special" which was tasty and filling!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Rosewater99
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, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you for the great review. It's so heartwarming to read these reviews. We are aware that there are a lot of choices out there, so we try our best to give lots of extras, for Encore to rise to the top of the heap. We are happy with the great feedback for our "Johnny's Breakfast" (only $3.80 dollars). We listened to our customers and came up with a delicious affordable. breakfast menu. Your choice of ordering the steak was excellent! It's simply the best value in town. We hope to see you soon!
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Portland, OR
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great lounge!”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

This may be the only true lounge in Bucerias. The entertainment is top-notch, and the food we had was just fine for the price. Great location, too.

Visited November 2011
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Thank annecleve
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Thank you for the review. We are so glad that our customers recognize that Encore is really a true lounge. It's the only place in Banderas Bay that features quality live entertainment 7 days a week during the high season. It's a great place to hang out and meet your friends or like minded individuals.

We hope to see you again and your friends in the near future.
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